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:00 this morning. as jade hernandez reports there's a lot of drivers who need to know if they plan to use it. >> reporter: this is the first- ever express lane work. solo drivers stop wishing you were carpooling. >> for us it will be 1.50. because we're going to mission. if we were going all the way it could be $1.75. >> right now the most important thing for drivers to understand is the double white line they can't cross. that's difficult from a regular carpool. >> reporter: the lane stretches 14 miles with only three entrances beginning at highway 8 4 with sunol. sensors over the toll lanes will charge the drivers' fastrack device. drivers are using fastrack to pay the toll or a carpooler with their transponder is still up. a that's -- that's a green signal. a yellow shows they are using this illegally. this is the first ever toll lane in northern california but it won't be the last. drivers can expect to see these expression lanes pop up all over first on 580 eastbound and then on 580 westbound the following year. in fremont, jade hernandez. >>> 41,000 people are attending the oracle conv
of rate increases. ktvu's jade hernandez has more on that part of the story. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: good afternoon. pg&e backed a proposal last year which is being discussed today, have utility customers helped -- help pay for the gasline explosion. but there's concern that this area might face a fee hike because it might be categorized as a wildfire. "wildfire" under the new proposal is defined to include any uncontrolled fire, urban or rural, larger than an air acre that destroyed -- than an acre that destroys houses or buildings. pg&e said the san bruno area would not be considered a wildfire. so the residents would not be affected and the utility her faces a rate increase. so this proposal, pg&e says, is really a formal. but the difference is the future was to implement the fee hike without going before the p.u.c. the commission, the p.u.c., has a right to foot the bill. >> the san bruno explosion would not apply to a wildfire. pg&e has $190 billion in liability insurance to cover costs. >> you give them a free hand, they will take everything you have got. you have
's jade hernandez joins us now to explain what happened and how it could have been ch worse. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: well, good afternoon. the situation definitely could have been worse but windy conditions saved firefighters from having to evacuate buildings and upgraded to a very serious gas break. now, i want you to take a look now. you can pg&e crews still working out here this afternoon. they'll be working the rest of the afternoon to repair the 2- inch plastic gas line break. crews clamped down on the pipe and shut off the leak about a half hour ago. >> they are safe. nobody hurt. they should all be able to attend their classes. >> reporter: crews alerted police and fire and they arrived. we're told the fire department was not worried about the possibility of an explosion. by the time the wind carried the leaking gas into the atmosphere, the gas became too weak to ignite. the fire department did not have to evacuate since many students were already heading to class when the break was noticed and the wind was in their favor. >> the university does contain about 14,
in california for the first time in five years. jade hernandez joins us live now with more. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: well good afternoon. the state attorney general has pushed a fed rap judge to resume lethal injections, a decision is expected sometime today. we are live on treasure island this afternoon. earlier we spoke to lance lindsey in san francisco. he opposes the death penalty and heads death penalty focus. he told us if a federal judge in san jose reinstates the death penalty expect marchs and protests all over the state. he indicated church opponents and others will rally tuesday, the day before the first scheduled execution in san quintin in five years, this after prison officials say they have ensured the process meets humane standards. >> there is no right way to do the wrong thing. there is no humane way to strap a human being down to a table and methodically ritual is tickly poison to death. >> this is a picture of the man executed next wednesday. albert greenwood brown was convicted of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. should the judge to order the execution wo
into the air, it jumped from home to home with poiferl winds stirring the flames. >> jade hernandez is at one of the shelters but first let's go to claudine wong. >> reporter: good morning, dave, yes, we are on glenview and skyview, as close to the command post as they will allow us at this hour. take a look but hind me we can see activity over there. we have seen fire instructions arrive and emergency personnel. ins chiewper two told us we are about three blocks from the actual fire area, firefighters are making progress, there is mostly smoke being seen so neighborhoods certainly much different from these pictures we saw yesterday and overnight when this explosion rocked the neighborhood last night and created -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- in its wake. at this hour the priority is still getting this fire out. again we are seeing a lot of smoke coming from that neighborhood. you have the victim's number expected to keep changing as they are trying to account for everyone. the lieutenant governor's office is also trying to get a handle on the situation. abel maldonado has declared a stat
they have the motive in at least two of those. >> good afternoon, i am jade hernandez. it is the only televised debate between senator barbara boxer and her opponent carly fiorina, a live report coming up. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> good afternoon. we begin with several new developments in a bizarre killing spree across three bay area cities. at this point five people are confirmed dead, including the suspect, who was killed by police after a high speed chase last night. >>> two women reported missing a week ago have also turned up dead. the son of an elderly victim, found dead several days ago, is still missing. >>> there are several locations involved in this case, in hercules, richmond and vallejo, the atf is investigating a house full of potentially explosive chemicals that lead to the evacuation of neighbors this morning. we have team coverage on this complex and developing story. kraig debro will have more on the suspect but we begin with claudine wong. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori, yes, membe
's office to take over the san carlos police department. the decision linked to budget problems. jade hernandez has details. >> reporter: after halloween it appears san carlos residents won't see police officers patrolling their neighborhoods. the city can't afford the police department and it looks as if the county sheriff's office will take over. tonight the san carlos city counsel will hold a special meeting to discuss the swap. city officials did not want to layoff police officers so they shopped around for an outside entity to take the department over. the sheriff's office went out when the department promise today rehire all of the police officers with most of the 26 sworn officers assuming an equal rank at the county level and a bump in pay. the officers would also be exempt from layoffs their first year at the county level. the police chief would be a captain and oversee the burro. the only downside, part-time workers and volunteers, three or four people might not retain status. city officials say patrolling neighborhoods wouldn't change that much but what about the police de
a tram that would run between bart and the oakland airport. we have jade hernandez with the update. >> reporter: good afrnoon. we are one vote away from finding out if a tram is in riders future. in fact, inside the building right now, 37 people came before the commissioners. their opinions were split. the commissioners just wrapped up the public comment section of the meeting. they are still discussing. traveling frequently, alex hops bart often. >> it is easy to get on the bus at $3. it isnicee to not have -- it is nice to get to sfo. it is a nice option. >> reporter: convenience is outweighing the tram you see in the artist rendering. >> this is not the most convenient system. if they had something closer to the airport, i'm all for that. >> reporter: commissioners are deciding whether or not to set aside $20 million. state funds would offset $70 million of federal money lost this year. the railing public support is looking for cheaper options like bus travel lanes. >> it is the same mentality. we have to be forward thinking. 20 years from now, this is going to look like it was
, proposition number 19, regarding legalizing marijuana. jade hernandez has more from san francisco. >> reporter: good afternoon. what happens if california legalizes marijuana. no one knows for sure, but the opponents and supporters of prop 19 met on opposite sides of the bay. proposition 19 is a california ballot initiative which would legalize marijuana. the battle continues over those voters and those who see legalization as a way to fight the war on pot and have police focus efforts on most serious crimes. in china town this morning, several groups presented information show lag they say are the effects of marijuana and what it can do to the brain. the press conference began at 10:30 at san francisco. opponents who gathered also say legalizing marijuana will create chaos and force local governments to disregard federal law. the mind-altering substance itself can create a lot of detrimental defect, such as abuse, intoxications, wicket drawl -- wicket drawal -- withdrawal. >> there is a controlled substances act in 1970. under that act, marijuana is a controlled substance. california cannot p
? jade hernandez has discovered the opposition both inside and outside of city hall. >> reporter: a strawberry shortcake doll, these toys are a sweet deal for little ones. but it pushed this san francisco supervisor -- >> why is the city so afraid of this measly ordinance? because it cuts into their billions of dollars of profits from the disney, to the other characters. >> reporter: santa clara has already adopted a similar law which only covers unincorporated parts of the county and aonly -- and only affects four businesses. this man owns 19 of the mcdonald's in san francisco. >> it's about a choice. parents can have apple dippers instead of french fries. instead of a coke, they can replace that with a milk or juice. >> reporter: opposition is also coming from inside city hall. mayor gavin newsom says eliminating a toy like this one isn't necessarily the best way to get kids to eat healthier. >> i don't really think most parents are going to make that the major determining factor. i don't see it as much of an issue. and i think it would be better if the cities didn't weigh in o
shot at 36th street and west street. ktvu channel 2 reporter jade hernandez joins us now from oakland with more on all this violence, jade. >> reporter: good morning. investigations are not unusual in oakland but last night the calls began rolling in. three shootings all within an hour as you minced. the first happened at foothill boulevard and 62nd avenue where a man was shot. someone shot the man in the back. let's take a look at that video right there. while officers were helping that victim someone drove up to them and reported another shooting on 79th avenue and holly streets. officers found a woman there. her finger had been shot off. paramedics rushed her to highland hospital. then decision patchers sent officers on their third shooting of the night. two victims were found in that shooting, a man and woman. their injuries were more severe, it appears they were sitting in their car when they were shot. both were rushed to highland hospital and surgery once they arrived. they are in critical condition. at this point these shootings don't seem to be connected but no information wa
for the first major debate of the election season. jade hernandez is at st. mary's college ahead of tonight's face off between senator barbara boxer and her republican challenger carl i fiorina, jade. >> reporter: both candidates have been campaigning but tonight's debate is very important. we are live at st. mary's college this morning where yesterday workers were still getting the stage ready. this is the first and so far only scheduled debate. this is employees and workers getting ready for the debate tonight. it is a much anticipated discussion between the two candidates and one all experts are eyeing to see who prevails. senator barbara boxer the incumbent, has been elected three times, the first back in 1993. she spoke to the commonwealth yesterday in san francisco and although she did not mention carl i fiorina's name she was passionate about her stance that the economy began falling apart under bush and democrats kept it from getting worse. she wants one more term. carl i fiorina on the other hand campaigned in the central valley yesterday. show accused them of failing to do enough
is trying to get rid of them by eliminating its dollar menu. jade hernandez joins us now from san francisco with more on the story. >> reporter: good morning. a buck used to go a long way at mcdonalds. it used to get you a god size mcdouble. not anymore. we are live at this mock donald's in the height ashbury neighborhood, the only mcdonalds which has done away with its dollar menu. the sign says no trespassing, no lightering and a 30 minute time limit while consuming food, all rules could curb problems this particular mcdonalds has had with the homeless outside its doors, the chronicle reports this morning the franchise owner of this mcdonalds took away the menu about a month ago, homeless people are upset saying it was pulled to get them to go elsewhere. the difference in price is a couple of quarters. the article states that the franchise owner says she doesn't offer the dollar menu anymore based on a number of factors, none of which have anything to do with the homeless but for now customers, whether they are homeless or not, won't have a choice, if they want a dollar menu they will hav
have developing news. this is coming from con cord. police are investigating a shooting. jade hernandez is on the scene with details now. >> reporter: police have four squad cars right out here blocking this section here. we'll turn the camera all the way around. you can see there are squad cars around the block. this is where the shooting may have taken place this morning. detectives seem to be concentrating on the area near devon and ashbury. dispatch sent police out here around 2 this morning. what we understand is a man was walking along the street. he looked very suspicious. they thought he may have been wanted for a warrant. the man turned around and opened fire. the officers shot and wounded him. no one else was hurt at this point. we understand there will be a briefing in about a half hour. they are trying to gather as much details as they can so they can pass along that information to us. all we know right now is this was an officer involved shooting and one man was taken to the hospital. we don't moe the extent of his injuries. in about 30 minutes we can give you an up did a.
light this morning. ktvu's jade hernandez is in oakland right now. i know you're talking to riders what time are they saying? >> reporter: dave, this morning we're live at the coliseum platform. passengerred passengers signed off. >> it would be easier if there was a connector straight to the city airport. >> i live in berkeley and it's almost as easy to go to sfo because it's roughly -- it's a little bit longer but not much because there's a direct train and no bus. >> reporter: bart riders headed to the airport hop off here at the coliseum bart station, then pay an extra $3 for a bus ride to the airport. now several riders found themselves scrounging for change. only one small obstacle when traveling to the oakland airport via bart. many of the riders we spoke to already heard about bart's proposal to connect the oakland airport and coliseum bart station with the tram. bart would spend between $68 and $120 in taxpayer money per new rider for the rail extension known as the tram. here's an artist rendering of what it would look like. carry riders 3.2 miles on elevated track. the total
. >> reporter: good morning. i'm jade hernandez. the alameda county sheriff's office need your help finding these two men. they are connected to a kidnapping and murder case case. we'll have more on that. "mornings on 2" will be right back. >>> we want to update this morning's breaking news from salinas. a helicopter went down on highway 101 near the salinas airport. it happened about 6:10 this morning. investigators say the one person flying the chopper, who was the only person on board, suffered minor injuries. southbound 101 is closed near airport boulevard because the chopper freewayed over on the freeway and spilled some fuel. caltrans crews are cleaning that up right now. so far, there's no word if the accident has affected any flights at salinas airport. ktvu's claudine wong is heading to the scene and will have a live report shortly. >>> we'res following this -- we're also following this story, seven people stranded on a boat. the coast guard says their boat became stuck last night near solano county. newschopper2 got some shots over the scene and is live there right now. you can se
a fatal shooting that happened right at the victim's front door. jade hernandez is in the bayview district this morning and has talked to relatives of the victim. jade. >> reporter: well, san francisco police just opened up part of the street about 20 minutes ago. we did speak with family members and police this morning about what happened last night. family members tell us that 57- year-old dennis wayne dixon was shot in the doorway of his apartment, that is the apartment with the light on the porch and his stepson was tied up and beaten. take a look at this. paramedics rushed him to the hospital. we are told the stepson lived here with him and may soon be released from the hospital later this morning. the details which led up to the shooting are not complete yet. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but the victims and suspects may have known each other. his mother was told her son pulled up to the apartment and exchanged words with the suspects which is when they tried to force themselves into the apartment. that is when dennis dixon was shot in the doorway. we are even h
into an accident early this morning. jade hernandez is -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: i can tell you the good news is that crews have uprighted this big rig that came off the off-ramp, the columbus parkway off-ramp too fast this morning. what you are looking at is the wrup uprighted big rig and what it was carrying. the driver is going to be all right but the highway patrol tells me he took it too fast. it flipped his big rig and all thed so came off. it is still under investigation at this point. the chp is optimistic they are going to get this cleaned up in 45 minutes. i was told the on-ramp to westbound i-80 is still open. if you go past where this accident is, i have been told it is a mix of residential businesses -- slash businesses, so anyone coming through this area may have to be rerouted for the next hour or so. we are live here in vallejo, we will bring you the latest from the chp, live, jade hernandez, back to you. >> 5:01. another tragic accident overnight. a bicyclist hit and killed on a bay area freeway. this happened on interstate highway 505 after 1:00 this morning. police say an
and where that storm hits. >> reporter: and good morning, i am jade hernandez. it is the first televised debate between senator barbara boxer and carly fiorina. more coming up. >> that traffic is moving along pretty well -- [ inaudible ] ♪ [ music ] >>> well, good morning to you, welcome back. here is a quick look at some of the store stories we are folic for you right now at 6:44. >>> he was wanted for the fatal beating of a man and he disappearance of his son. police found the body of his girlfriend in his car and they have connected him to the violent deaths of two women. we will continue our team coverage at 7:00. >>> also just hours from now in san francisco apple founder steve jobs will reveal the company's latest secret announcement, as usual there is no advance word from apple. there are reports steve jobs will announce a makeover for the ipod so it resembles the iphone 4. tourists on north carolina outer bank islands have been told they have got to leave. earl has been downgraded to a category 3 storm but it still has 125 mile an hour winds. >> preparations are underway for th
is for people who may still be out there and those who have evacuated. jade hernandez is at a shelter in san bruno. >> reporter: i told you earlier i would give you information on how you can help and we have stepped inside one of the shelters this morn and i want to show you first off they have everything sectioned off. volunteers have the perishable items. people have brought in water and peaches and bagels and even got the clothes all separated and they are sorting this morning. joining us is colleen williams, she is a volunteer here this morning and i understand that you have been sorting for a couple of hours now. >> yeah, i think since about midnight, we started about maybe 12:30, 1:00. >> a lot of people have come down here to bring down items. i know the red cross is asking for monetary donations now, because obviously too many items in a building like this is not a good thing. >> uh-huh, i think that is probably true, although i think people will want to give what they want to give as well, so i think i noticed that when people arrived with their things it was very personal contribu
's jade hernandez is live right now. she'll bring us the latest in about an hour. you can find out more information on the new interstate 680 toll lane by going to our channel 2 website, >>> right now, it's 5:06. let's check back in with sal for a look at the entire commute. how does it look, sal? >> looks okay, pam and dave. so far, we're off to a nice start here. as we're looking at the east shore freeway, no problems here on the way to the bay bridge toll plaza. and if you're trying to get into san francisco, it is a nice drive. there is a warning, though, fog over on the east bay. if you're going over there, just be careful. visibility may be down in some areas. now, let's go to traffic with steve. >> we still have some clouds left over from the system that came by over the weekend. it weakened and gave us a little rain. not a lot. it's long gone but the low clouds are in place. there's another weak system which will be in here for another cooldown on tuesday, wednesday. but all signs, point toward a pretty good warmup as we get toward the weekend. there you go. patchy low
hernandez joining us now with a look at why the city's plan is so controversial. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. when you think of toys and kids meals one might immediately think of happy meals but this ban is not specifically targeting this fast food chain. we are live in san francisco this morning. san francisco's crack down would encompass toys in happy meals. other fast food chains and even local restaurants. the industry has been lobby is hard against banning them outright but the city wants to make it illegal for kids meals to come with prizes if the food exceeds city set limits on calories, fat, salt and sugar, it requires meals which come with a toy to contain sphriewt and veggies, but all us negotiable at this point. many fear government regulation has gone too far. a voice of opposition even coming from within city hall. mayor gavin newsom. according to a spokesman he says dick taiting what plastic toys can be put in a cardboard box is not the right way to achieve that. santa clara has adopted a similar law but only covers unincorporated parts of the county
hernandez is now at the police station with more information on the story. jade. >> reporter: good morning. it's bad enough when you know that your neighbor got shot. but then to come outside and realize that you heard 30 shots, that makes it even worse. we're live in oakland in front of police headquarters where they're investigating the shooting this morning. we spoke to a man who lives across the street from the woman who was shot last night around 10:30. scarier is that the woman is not believed to be the intended target. the fight outside of the house involving someone else who lived there may have led to the woman opening her door and then being shot three times including once to the chest. police were not releasing any information about the woman this morning but the neighbor told us he thought she was in her 50sliveing with a big family along the 1200 block of 87th avenue. the man we spoked to just moved into the neighborhood. he says he heard 30 shots fired. he immediately hit the floor. what scared him the most is that those shots sounded like they came from an assault rifle. he
say they were forced to shoot a man early in concord this morning. jade hernandez has been talking with officers. she joins us now with the new information. jade. >> reporter: good morning. it's been four hours since the shooting took place officers are still out here. they have moved media away as far back as two blocks. we have new pictures to show you right off the top. concord police have brought in the sheriff's office because the shooting involved two officers from within their department. the officers were not hurt. both have been placed on paid administrative leave. we have a better idea of how this shooting happened right now. two officers in a squad car patrolling the neighborhood around 2:30 this morning noticed man who matched the description of a suspect who was wanted on outstanding robbery warrants. the officers tried to make contact with the man and he ran from them along clayton road. at some point the offers got out of their car and ran after the man who is only being described as man in his early 20s. we're told the man pulled out a gun. officers both opened fire
from? ktvu's jade hernandez is out in san bruno now with the details of this controversial proposal. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning, dave. we're live in front of the neighborhood affected by the explosion last week. right now, pg&e says the san bruno fire costs are covered but what happens if those costs exceed what's covered by insurance? today, puc will are weigh weren't customers will have to pay for costs incurred which exceed the current coverage? californians can request a deduction. a pg&e spokesperson told me by phone an hour ago, this new proposal, which was introduced last year, would only be a formal vote on how the utility already operates. here's the concern in the bay area. this new proposal called the wildfire expansion defines an uncontrolled fire larger than an acre and destroys houses and buildings. an explosion would fit under that definition. at this point, it's not clear if this would trigger a rate increase to help pay for last week's gas explosion but the meeting is today. it's the start of a lengthy process which would not be be-- decided until
at location. ktvu's jade hernandez is at the park regency apartments right now. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. [ no audio ] >> reporter: one man is already accuse of three other assaults is still behind bars this morning. so who is responsible for last night's attack? management, according to the resident we spoke to this morning, hired a few more security guards after the last assault. all of these assaults have taken place since late june. the latest happened last night around 6:00 in the evening last night. a woman told the contra costa sheriff's office she was attacked while inside her apartment. they said the woman followed the woman into the gate of her apartment and then into her apartment and then assaulted her. >> yeah. i thought they caught the guy and it was all okay. i guess it's not. >> reporter: this is the man still behind bars in connection with the three other assaults at park regency apartments. this man, a berkeley man. his family and girlfriend said he is innocent. we contacted the spokesman for the sheriff's office and as soon as we get an updat
to help the fire victims. where will that money come from? jade hernandez is in san bruno with the details of the very controversial proposal. good morning. >> reporter: we are live in front of the neighborhood which was affected. pg&e says the cost is covered but what happens if the costs exceeds what is covered by insurance? will customers have to pay? the first of many meetings will be help today. they will weigh whether or not their customers should pay for cost incurred by catastrophic fires. a new proposal, the wildfire expense account would define a wildfire by an uncontrolled fire that is larger than an acre and destroys houses and buildings. the san diego gas and electric company first introduced this proposal in august 2009. opponents say the san bruno explosion and fire would fit within the wildfire definition. it's not clear if the plan would trigger a rate increase. an attorney in the puc staff division said the proposal could allow you to charge customers for the cost of pass fires including the san bruno fire. the meeting is today in france. we have contacted pg&e but we hav
. ktvu's jade hernandez joining us now with more on this reaction. good morning jadest. >> reporter: good morning. the first public hearing on this will be held this afternoon and mcdonald's officials are holding their own briefing about an hour and a half before. they dispute that banning little toys like these in their happy meals will help fight childhood obesity. but this ban doesn't just target mcdonald's, we're live in san francisco this morning and san francisco's crackdown would encompass toys in happy meals, other fast food chains and even local restaurants, the restaurant industry has been lobbying hard against banning the popular toy giveaways outright but they want to make it illegal for kids' meals to come with prizes if it exceeds limits on calories, fat and salt and sugar. they require meals which come with a toy to contain half a cup of fruit and 3/4 of a cup of veggies, but all is negotiable at this point. many fear government regulation has gone too far and i just got off the phone with a spokesperson from a mcdonald's franchise, an owner and operator. listen to this. >>
>>> good morning, i'm jade hernandez. an east bay neighborhood deals with a water main break for the second time in a week. we'll have that story for you and the amazing pictures coming up. >>> i'm tara live in san bruno where cleanup crews continue their efforts after the fire. we'll tell you what they're cleaning up today and why they -- coming up. >>> a fire following the sound of an explosion near uc berkeley overnight forces the evacuation of dozens of students. >>> and a bay area police officer may face criminal charges if the strange case involving his teenage stepdaughter and her boyfriend. mornings on 2 begins right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >>> good morning to you. welcome. i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm tori campbell. it is wednesday, september 22. this morning crews are working to repair a broken water main in pleasant hill. traffic is being diverted around morello avenue and kiki drive and thisis not the first time this pipe has had problems recently. ktvu channel 2 reporter, jade hernandez joins us with more. good morning, jade. >> reporter: i wan
>>> good morning. i'm jade hernandez. fire department dealing with a gas line break this morning. we're hearing word there may be some changes in the situation. more on that coming up. >>> a problem on the bay area freeway becoming a lot more common. we'll explain. >>> first full day of fall and feels like it this morning. this afternoon may feel a little warmer. we'll have the answer coming up. >>> a shooting at a nightclub just hours ago. the original crime police say sparked the violence. that story just ahead. >>> good morning. welcome to thursday september 23rd. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. first full day of -- [ audio problems ] >>> it's cold out there. we have a lot of 40s and some patchy fog. once that burns off it will be sunny and warmer. highs today by the coast 60s and 70s. around the bay mid-70s then a little warmer inland. temperatures holding check the past few days. today upper 70s and low 80s. will we continue this warmer weather? the five day in five minutes. here's sal. >>> steve, westbound 80 well to the macarthur maze. also this morning a lo
's golden gate park. jade hernandez is there and joins us now to explain what kind of help is being offered. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: good afternoon. it is hard to tell how many people in need who came out here to golden gate park this afternoon are actually homeless. but this outreach project that runs until 3:00 p.m. this afternoon definitely met the need of those who made the trek out here. this family hailed from the midwest but now jobless and down on their luck project homeless need means more than that for him. >> forced into a situation we do not want to be in. >> reporter: various groups lined up in golden gate park. blew shield of california had 80 employees donate their time and for one man his smile. >> i am very fortunate. i am just happy to give back to people that are less fortunate. >> the unique populations here and in the bay view that don't normally come to our events and people who are homeless in this area don't leave to go downtown despite going to another city. >> i know a lot of people that are struggling. a lot of people. even though i am staying where i a
. there were three shootings all about the same time. jade hernandez is live in oakland with more on the violence that happened. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. shooting investigations are not unusual in oakland. but last night the calls began rolling in. three shootings all took place within an hour. we put the shootings on a map this morning to give you a better idea of where these took place. the first at foothill boulevard and 62nd. then 79th avenue and holly street and then 36th street and west street. the first happened at foothill boulevard and 62nd, where a man was shot. someone shot the man in the back. while officers were helping that victim, someone drove up to that and reported another shooting on 79th avenue and holly street. officers found a woman there. her finger had been shot off. paramedics rushed her to island -- highland hospital and dispatchers went on the third shooting of the night. a man and a woman this time, their injuries were more severe. both were rushed to surgery, once they arrived at the hospital and are in critical condition this mor
. ktvu's jade hernandez has been in the bayview district. but now she's at police headquarters. good morning, jade. >> germing. the -- good morning. the investigation has wrapped up. we spoke to family members and they say that dennis wayne dixon was shot in his doorway of his apartment. we were given this picture about an hour ago. the 57-year-old is holding his two sons in the fee toe. we've also -- photo. we've also learned that dennis dixon was about to become a father again, this time to his baby girl. now, his 22-year-old stepson who lives with him was tied up. we're told the stepson lived here with his stepfather and may soon be released to the family. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but the victims and suspect may have known each other. dennis dixon's mother was told her son pulled up to the apartment and exchanged words with the suspect. there's some dispute as to whether dixon made it inside the apartment and opened the door at which time he forced his way in the apartment. we're learning had morning that no one else was home at the time of the shooting.
in jeopardy. overnight, an appeals court weighed in and ordered the judge to reconsider. jade hernandez is at san quentin right now with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. the state of california has 700 inmates on death row. the first execution to take place in years is now scheduled for thursday night. we're live at san quentin state prison this morning. the execution is contingent on a few things. the 9th court circuit of appeals told the judge he had to reconsider the stay and consider the new lethal injection to the state's former practices. the availability of the drug used had to be considered. the maker of the drug has said another dose of this drug may not be available until january of 2011. the execution would be the first in nearly five years and would be the last until next year. executions have been hold on 2006, when the federal judge in san jose found the lethal injection procedures were flawed which posts a risks of causing extreme pain in violation of the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. the courts are not the last line of defense when it comes to halting exec
. the ceremony that included important state officials is just just-- is just wrapping you. jade hernandez has more. >> reporter: driving across the dumbarton bridge may become more scenic. drivers can see these platforms here and what you can see from the platforms is expected to change over the next few season seasons. a pond used to produce salt is filled with bay waters. the hope the nesting will attract new migrating shore birds and act as a key to the survival of several endangered animals native to the marshes. >> this is not your parents' salt pond. it's to test, the first test, of a reconfigured pond. >> reporter: despite the name, this provides platforms for the public. senator dianne feinstein's initial push to buy this land seven years ago for a third of the $3 million price tag, set in motion a huge project, what she calls a good start for protecting the bay area. >> one, two, three! [ cheers ] >> this is a remarkable beginning. it is programs the most costly of all because of various things that had to be accomplished here and were accomplished. but now everybody must remain toge
light tonight. jade hernandez is in oakland getting reaction from riders. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. critics say it's too much money but the vote is in three hours. we're live at the b.a.r.t. alameda street location. this is where passengers get off before they can get on to air b.a.r.t. and go to the airport. passengers pay an extra $3, exact change for a bus ride and then wait for the bus to fill. >> b.a.r.t. wants to allocate offset moneys lost in february for a project to oakland international. but it would be between $68 and $100 in taxpayer money per rider. the tram would carry riders 3.2 miles, the total price tag is set around $484 million. some riders are ready for -- ready for the change despite the cost. >> i live in berkeley. it's almost as easy to go to sfo because it's roughly -- it's a little bit longer but not much. it's a direct train. >> reporter: not everyone is pushing this project. there are groups who say there are other cheaper options like a bus express lane to get riders to the airport faster. they would time traffic signals and add a dedicated
care of those who survive but have been evacuated. ktvu's jade hernandez has been in one of the shelters where she's heard some incredible stories. >> in here? >> after spending the night with her son in pacifica, she came to the red cross shelter this rning. >> at first, i thought the world was coming to an end. it's so devastating. >> she came to register to let thorities know she's still alive. >> she got out with practically nothing, my purse, my meds. it's still in my house. >> i'm thankful for god giving our family a second chance to live. >> 18-year-old walterman told to volunteers for an overnight bed. over a dozen evacuees spent the night. six more evacuees spent the night in a senior center. as volunteers sorted. donations continued to pour in. >> when you see your neighbor's homes on fire and people you know you could pick out, you know, your friend's houses, it's kind of sad. at the same time, it makes you want to come and help. >> so we just thought we'd bring coffee this morning. maybe that would help out a little bit. >> the director of the centers training
a wounded a man -- officers wounded a man this morning. jade hernandez has more on this. >> reporter: good afternoon. a man trying to elude police pulls a gun and opens fire. in turn those officers opened fire on that men. investigators this afternoon are looking into whether or not that man was a man that police were looking for with outstanding robbery warrants. john steinberger lives a block away. >> i heard about four or five shots. and then i heard another one about ten minutes after. >> reporter: steinberger drove away from where officers were, still bothered by what woke him up. >> and then i heard a single shot and i came outside and saw a car at high speed coming down this way. at that point, i got nervous for my kid whose bedroom window is on the outside. >> reporter: contra costa county sheriff crime lab technicians weren't the only ones who worked through the night after two concord police officers shot a man who pulled a gun on them. the officers stopped a man around 2:30 because he resembled the description of a man wanted on similar warrants. >> he immediately ran down ashbu
underway right now. and jade hernandez joins us with a look at how traffic is moving and how this will impact your commute. >> reporter: we're live at the auto mall parkway exit off 6 0 the drivers -- 680. the drivers need to keep in mind. >> two things. there's only three entrances onto the expression lane and three exists off of it. and that includes the exit near the 14-mile stretch. this morning we drove with caltran officials as the express lane opened. this opened at 5:00 a.m., just a couple of hours ago. flow the traffic determines the driver's cost. i want you to take a listen to the caltrans spokesperson for the entire project. >> this is the first of what's planned to be a whole network of express lanes. we all know there's extra room in the carpool lanes. this is a way to move traffic out of the construction general purpose lanes and into the carpool lanes. >> now, the flow of traffic determines driver's costs which ranges up to $36. this is the first-ever toll lane in northern california. but if this one works, it probably won't be the last. new sensors along 680
business day. we'll have more coming up. reporting live from orinda, jade hernandez. ktvu news. >>> there have been at least two other incidents of natural gas leaks in the area. last night, part of el camino real and millbrae was closed for about three hours. the road was closed in both directions from east millbrae avenue to lacruz avenue, starting at about 6:00 p.m. >>> and a construction crew at cal state east bay caused a natural gas leak on the first day of classes at the pg&e classes. pg&e capped the leak in about two hours. no classes were canceled and no one was hurt. >>> time now, 7:04. those pipeline scares are tied to two weeks ago. this morning, they are ordering pg&e to pay for the investigation into that deadly explosion and fire. a pg&e executive is telling the san francisco chronicle, the company will comply with that order. and he says, the money would come from shareholder profits that will not come from a pg&e rate hike. >>> in about an hour from now, workers about to begin to remove the homes destroyed in that fire. a huge bulldozer. that one right there, i
. right now albert greenwood brown is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 9:00 thursday night. jade hernandez has reaction to this development. >> reporter: there are three drugs used during this execution. one of those drugs is becoming part of a problem that's the sedative. the sedative has an expiration date of this friday, october 1. that date is becoming an obstacle in the execution date. >> the courts have said there is no question that an unanecessary advertised execution is unconstitutional. it comes down to the delivery of the if first drug, the anesthetic, working the way it's supposed to. >> reporter: if the sedative set to expire is not used in the execution rescheduled for thursday, it's likely an execution would not be held until january of next year because the drug's makerred that the drug may not be available for a few months. an appeals court feared that expiration date may have hurried the decision of a federal judge to continue with the scheduled execution. the ninth u.s. circuit court of' peels told the judge last night he had to compare the new lethal injection
an especially heinous rape and robary, jade hernandez is in san francisco with a look at that suspect's picture plus the warning if you plan to ride mass transit. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. the man police are looking for this morning has a very distinctive tatoo, that tatoo is of sf on his face. police say this man has family and what they are calling associates here in the city. take a look at his picture. he is 5'8," 170 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. he has the sf tatoo but also others on his neck, last seen walk inch around without his shirt and jeans. san francisco police say the 25- year-old is wanted in connection with a heinous rape, robbery and beating yesterday at noon in the housing authority development. he is on parole from santa rosa and may bo using public transportation to get around. we checked in with officers at the bay view police department. this morning there are no new updates he has not been arrested and we are being told he is being considered dangerous, if you do see this man please call 911. live from san francisco jade hernandez ktvu chann
they consider him dangerous. reporting live from san francisco, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> 6:02. the two candidates go dworch of california clashed repeltedly during their first degate deviced right here on ktvu. decrat jerry brown and republican meg whitman faced off last night at uc davis. whitman accused brown of being be holding to state employee unions who have contributed to his campaign. jerry brown said whitman's proposed tax cuts would only bennett the state's wealthiest residents. >> we have a government we can no longer afford. i want to streamline the size of government. i want to use technology like we do in silicon valley to do more with less. >> i have been in the kitchen, i know the heat. i can take it. i got the know how and yes, i have got the spine, the intelligence and the wisdom and at my age the independence too do what is right. >> there is a question who won. political observers say they have very different styles so it may come down to what voters are looking for. >> if people are looking for consistency and a predictable message and a solid presence,
two men suspected of kidnapping and killing an east palo alto man. jade hernandez joins us from the alameda county sheriff's office with more. >> reporter: good morning. the two men were last seen in sacramento and oakland. that is why we are live at the alameda county sheriff's office. the sheriff's office is hoping to get the new information out this morning. the new information was released from the sheriff's office overnight. we are live in san meandro. these are the two men sheriff's officers are looking for this morning. they are both suspects in the kidnapping and death of an east palo alto. the sheriff's office has arrest warrants for manuel trujillo and big momma's and mom -- and muhammad kahn. police believe they are responsible for the death of frankie lopez. he was found off of niles canyon last week. police believe they had a fight over a marijuana grow house which led to his death. police received a tip from a person who was recently arrested. those tips led to the man's body. we will have more on the cold case coming up. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 6
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on the subpoena. ktvu's jade hernandez has our report now from congress. >> reporter: john sineburger lives a block away. >> i heard about four or five shots. and then i heard another one about 10 minutes after. >> reporter: steinburger drove away from where officers were still bothered by what woke him up. >> i heard a single shot then i saw a car coming at high speed coming this way. at that point i got concerned for my kid who's window is on the outside. >> reporter: crime lab technicians weren't the only ones that worked through the night after two concord police officers shot a man who pulled a gun on them. the officers stopped the man around 2:30 this morning because he resembled a man wanted on several warrants. the man has over plans, and did not answer any questions. >> the man ran down and the officers pursued in their vehicles. they made it around half way down the drive when the officers confronted the suspect, he produced a weapon. >> reporter: both officers opened fire. >> it was just the officers outlooking around and saw this individual and decided they wanted to stop and co
assaults were reported at the park regency. we have jade hernandez with more on the reaction. >> reporter: the alarming part of the story is not even that another sexual assault happened at park regency or that it is being considered a home invasion this morning. it is one man is already behind bars and still behind bars this morning in connection with three others. who is responsible for the sexual assault last night? the complex used to have one guard on duty. management hired a few more after the last assault. all of the assaults have taken place since late june. the latest last night happened at 6:00. a woman told the sheriff's office she was attacked while inside her apartment. the sheriff's officer told us last night that the man followed the woman through the gates of the apartment and into her apartment where he sexually assaulted her. >> i thought they caught the guy and it was all okay. i guess it is not. >> reporter: this is the man still behind bars in connection with the three other assaults at park regency earlier this summer. antonio mutan. his family claims he was innocent
attacks at the same location. all four assaults were reported at the parkregency.. we have jade hernandez with more on the reaction. >> reporter: about an hour ago, we poke to a -- we spoke to a woman who lives at the park regency. the news this morning worried her. >> i have an alarm on my door from the last round that we wept through. you know, i have a stick in my sliding glass door. i'm on the third floor. he has been going up to the third and fourth floors. >> reporter: the police are saying this was a home invasion where the woman was sexually assaulted. park regency used to have one security guard on duty, but management hired a few more guards after the last of three assaults. they posted flyers warning residents about the incident in june. latest last night happened at 6:00 p.m. the woman told the sheriff's office that she was attacked in her apartment. the spoke man said the man followed the woman through the gates and followed her to her apartment and assaulted her. if the man is accused of three other assaults is still behind bars, who is responsible for the latest? >> i thou
agent, from -- 680, from pleasanton to milipitas. jade hernandez has a look at your morning commute. >> reporter: drivers need to keep in mind, when they use this new express toll lane, that they can only exit in two spots along that 14-mile stretch. that's two spots. and that's one of the learning curves the drivers will have this morning. we drove with caltrans officials and california highway patrol through the lane for the first time this morning. the lane opened at 5:00. the lane is designated by double white lines which keep drivers in the lane and out of it. the california highway patrol spokesman this morning told us they have a couple of patrol units specifically assigned the length of the new lanes, to make sure drivers take it slow out here. what do drivers need to also know this morning? this new system gives solo drivers the option to pay to drive with carpoolers in an express lane. it's the first-ever toll lane in northern california. but probably won't be the last. caltrans heads southbound 680 toll lanes, starting at highway 84 near sunol. and stretches south to 287
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